29 Nov 2018, 15:55
Benjamin Wehrmann

Bavaria’s energy minister calls for “Energiewende 2.0” as investment in renewables falters in Germany

Bavarian Economy and Energy Ministry

Since according to a new report Germany has been overtaken by France as the G20’s most attractive target country for investment in renewable energies, it has to launch an “Energiewende 2.0” to improve its record, the Bavarian economy and energy minister, Hubert Aiwanger, says in a press release. The head of Free Voters, the federal state’s new governing coalition partner, said the conditions for investing in renewables in Germany had to be improved substantially. “Especially in southern Germany, we need more decentralised power generation from renewables,” Aiwanger said, adding that it was better to “create value here instead of investing billions in controversial transmission lines.”

Find the press release in German here.

Find background in the article New “Power Grid Action Plan“ to accelerate network development, the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid and the factsheet Facts on the German state elections in Bavaria.

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